A few days ago, we brought you a story about a possible $10 million fine headed Rogers’ way over some ads run on behalf of their Chatr Wireless company which the Canadian Competition Bureau (CCB) claims make false statements about their competition. The ads in question were accusing competing providers, like Wind Mobile, of causing users to have more frequent dropped calls than Chatr, which the CCB feels is incorrect.
Rogers issued a statement saying that they are surprised by the Bureau’s actions, and affirm that they have valid third party testing to back up the statements made in the ads. Rogers plans on defending the action in court.
Continue reading below for the official statement from Rogers.
Rogers Communications Comments on Today’s Competition Bureau Announcement
Toronto, ON (November 19, 2010) – Rogers Communications commented today on the actions of the Competition Bureau regarding chatr wireless. “We’re surprised by the actions of the Competition Bureau,” said Ken Engelhart, Senior Vice President of Regulatory, Rogers Communications. “We have extensive, independent third party testing to validate our claims and we stand by our advertising. We will vigorously defend this action in court.”
“We’ve completed extensive testing in coverage areas across the country and there’s no question that the testing validates the advertising in market,” said Todd Stone, President & CEO, Score Technologies.
Score Technologies is an independent third party organization that specializes in network testing for leading wireless carriers across North America. About Rogers Communications Inc
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are engaged in wireless voice and data communications services through Wireless, Canada’s largest wireless provider. Through Cable, we are one of Canada’s leading providers of cable television services as well as high-speed Internet access and telephony services. Through Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports entertainment. We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit www.rogers.com
About Score Technologies
Score Technologies Inc. of Lynchburg, Virginia, USA has been incorporated since November of 2008. The founder of Score Technologies Inc. has been involved in the wireless industry for 23 years. Score Technologies inc. has worked with Rogers, T-mobile, and AT&T over the past few years. Prior to founding Score Technologies Inc. Todd Stone was the Director of Operations for Nielsen Mobile and Telephia. He also worked for Comarco Wireless for 17 years, providing engineering and support for the wireless test equipment division.